WDtS Egleston: Transforming the Ordinary

Wednesday, August 31st, 5pm-6:30pm
In-Person: Egleston Library
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max

This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out This Form. DO NOT use any of the other buttons or links to apply to this class.

We often wait for the "muse" of inspiration to strike us, yet are surrounded by so many things that offer themselves to our imagination. This seminar is a journey in transforming our everyday objects and routines into metaphors and images that can tell a spectacular story. While metaphor and image can be difficult to distinguish at first, we'll look at work of past and present poets to find what makes both of these techniques distinct and transformative. We’ll think about how one can use images and metaphors as generative tools in their writing process, and we will talk about pieces you’ll produce through in-class writing exercises.

About GrubStreet Remote Classes

GrubStreet will be hosting all of our classes remotely from now through the end of the summer. We’ve decided as a staff that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts, and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of disease. You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information! 

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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Binx Perino
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